For the seventh consecutive day, the Odisha Legislative Assembly was adjourned with no significant business undertaken in the House from its commencement day. On Wednesday, the House was adjourned twice within four hours after deadlock over various issues between both the ruling Biju Janta Dal (BJD) and the BJP continued.
In the last seven days, the House witnessed protests, sloganeering, blocking of assembly gate, beating gongs and bells and sprinkling gangajal and cow dung for purification and the continued absence of the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Both the BJP and the Congress has been demanding the ouster of Minister of Home for State Dibya Shankar Mishra for his alleged links to the prime accused in the Mamita Meher murder case. “We are ready to discuss the issues in a democratic way, we have bills to be introduced, but the opposition has been resorting to theatrics and disturbing the decorum. How can we proceed with the sessions just by ourselves,” said Government Chief Whip Pramila Mallik.